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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers address pandemic shortfalls.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NV: Urban Planning/Transportation

LAS VEGAS - Another state has just banned texting while driving, but the new law in Missouri applies only to those aged 21 and younger. The lawmaker who sponsored similar but so far unsuccessful legislation in Nevada says the Missouri move defies studies which show the average age of text-messagers

Las Vegas, NV – It's the biggest move to protect public land in 15 years, and it is now on its way to President Obama for a signature. On Wednesday, the U.S. House passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act (HR 146) by a vote of 285 to 140. It designates more than two million new acres of

Las Vegas, NV – President Obama's $819 billion economic recovery plan heads to the U.S. Senate this week for a vote. Tucked into the clean energy portion of the bill is hope for creating thousands of Nevada jobs. That's the word from conservationists, who say the measure will bolster both the

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada has a new solar energy plant, and this week, the nation's new president is being urged by environmental groups to keep the nation moving toward a cleaner and safer energy future. The state's newest solar generated power plant near Boulder City went online Thursday, but N

Las Vegas, NV – Some states are better positioned than others to profit from the Obama administration's plan to create 3.7 million jobs by investing in clean energy, and experts say Nevada should be in the 'green.' Howard Watts with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada(PLAN) says the

Las Vegas, NV – It's a hearing on a proposal to build a small rail line, but it's expected to draw big protests today because the Caliente Rail Line would carry tens of thousands of tons of toxic nuclear waste. You had to sign up two weeks in advance to speak at this hearing, but that isn't st

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada drivers are forking over as much as six percent of their income when they fuel up their cars, according to a new report. The United States has a 21-million-barrel-per-day oil habit, and the Natural Resources Defense Council report spells out just how much this is costing

Reno, NV – There's growing support for sustainable growth in northern Nevada, according to a new survey being released today. It shows a majority of voters want lawmakers to balance growth plans with natural resources. Pam Galloway is with Voices For a Sustainable Washoe County, the group th

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